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Coverage Matters. Even though it’s outside the open enrollment period, there’s no reason to go without health insurance for the rest of 2017. You may still be able to enroll under special circumstances or if you qualify for Medicaid.

There are certain change of circumstances – or life events – that would make you eligible.

These include:

  • Loss of health coverage

  • Losing existing health coverage, including job-based, individual, and student plans

  • Losing eligibility for Medicare, Medicaid, or CHIP

  • Turning 26 and losing coverage through a parent’s plan

  • Changes in household

  • Death in the family

  • Getting married or divorced

  • Having a baby or adopting a child

  • Changes in residence

  • Moving to a different ZIP code or county

  • A student moving to or from the place they attend school

  • A seasonal worker moving to or from the place they both live and work

  • Moving to or from a shelter or other transitional housing

  • Other qualifying events

    • Changes in your income that affect the coverage you qualify for

    • Gaining membership in a federally recognized tribe or status as an Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) Corporation shareholder

    • Becoming a U.S. citizen

    • Leaving incarceration (jail or prison)

    • AmeriCorps members starting or ending their service.

Learn more about Special Enrollment Periods and see if you qualify here: https://www.healthcare.gov/coverage-outside-open-enrollment/special-enrollment-period/

If you don’t qualify for a SEP, you or your children may still get health insurance year-round if you qualify for Medicaid.  Kidcare, the children’s insurance program, is also available year-round.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida has licensed healthcare navigators statewide to assist you with enrollment. Please call to schedule an appointment today: 1-877-553-5433.

 

Ilana Bitton

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